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Jul 13, 2020 10:42PM
This page has some good info about DCIS and IDC:
DCIS is ductal carcinoma in situ (in situ means 'in it's original place'). It's abnormal, cancer-like cells that are contained within the milk ducts and are not yet invasive, and and have not moved beyond the duct walls.
DCIS can also be diagnosed 'with microinvasion,' which is where they see a few cells beyond the border of the duct walls.
IDC means the cancer has moved beyond the walls, and they generally want to remove this with a 'clear margin' (no cancer cells on the edge of the tissue), and you will work with both a surgeon to remove the cancer and an oncologist to determine if you need any other treatments.
At this point, you can get a second opinion, too - especially if you don't feel confident in your care so far. Check with your insurance on your options for a second opinion.
Diagnosed at 42. Had symptoms of Paget's for years prior to positive biopsy. No Tamox because low% ER.
11/2/2018, Paget's, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
11/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Right
11/29/2018, DCIS/Paget's, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-
12/18/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
12/21/2018, DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-
1/16/2019 Mastectomy: Right